Deal Structuring: Threshold Questions to Ask and Answer from Either Side of the Table

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Central Standard Time
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

In this session, the panelists provided a brief overview of the acquisition process and discussed questions to be addressed in determining the best acquisition structure from both a seller’s and a buyer’s perspective.


  • At the outset, consider the parties’ respective motivations, priorities, and leverage dynamics.
  • Involve tax counsel early in determining deal structure.
  • Does the transaction involve the whole of the seller’s business?
  • Consider the seller’s structure: public vs. private company; if the seller is private, the size of its stockholder base; corporate vs. disregarded entity, etc.
  • Consider any other specific hurdles: timing, stakeholder approval requirements, third-party consents, financing needs, and if the seller is private, indemnity parameters

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